The housing production is a determining factor in political, social, economic and architectural terms within the city.
Residential architecture dominates the cities in a decisive way, not only in quantitative terms, but for its intrinsic capacity to generate specific relations. Continue reading office x . De Vita
The proposal for the archeological complex of the roman villa of Rabaçal, has its starting point rooted in the analysis of the landscape in which it is inserted.
The landscape and architectural project make a synthesis and formalize a set of different factors related to the Rabaçal valley.
In a territory of such a kind, water represents the determining factor both in terms of landscape and haritage, being able to influence the urban and architectural tissue other then the socio-economical system. As a result, in the reading and understanding of the landscape the Mondego river and its tributaries play a fundamental role representing the strongest elements of continuity. Continue reading office x . De Vita . Parisi
The project explores the essentiality of the reinforced concrete structure as a strong link between the internal and external spaces, the existing buildings and the surrounding landscape characterized by mountain profiles and important vineyard cultivations. The openings, the structural simplicity, the circulations and accesses, express the intention of a clear solution to the very complex functional program.
The building acquires the value of institution – monument through its uniqueness.
The color, a clear reference to the local wine tradition, turns out to be a chromatism suitable to bring out the volume from the context and therefore to better identify it.
Both with the green landscape of the beautiful season, and on the snowy days, the color of the grape will declare its institutional nature. Continue reading De Vita . Parisi